About Brown Physicians, Inc.

Brown Physicians, Incorporated (BPI) is a community-based not-for-profit multi-specialty practice group founded and led by faculty affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Our mission is to provide outstanding patient care, exceptional medical education, and groundbreaking advances in research to promote better health for the people of Rhode Island and its surrounding communities.

BPI is composed of six foundations, which include Brown Dermatology, Brown Emergency Medicine, Brown Medicine, Brown Neurology, Brown Urology, and University Surgical Associates.


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Brown Dermatology


Founded in 1997 by Dr. Charles McDonald, the Department of Dermatology and its clinical practices are located across the State of Rhode Island. Brown Dermatology treats over 3,000 skin diseases and provides clinical services for patients at many hospitals in the state, including Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.



Brown Emergency Medicine


Brown Emergency Medicine is the academic emergency medicine physician practice plan of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Lifespan’s Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Newport Hospital.



Brown Medicine


Brown Medicine (formerly known as University Medicine) is a nonprofit, primary care, specialty outpatient and subspecialty medical group practice with over 200 physicians and multiple patient care locations across the state.



Brown Neurology


Brown Neurology (formerly The Neurology Foundation, Inc.) was established in 1989 as a tax-exempt, non-profit organization to provide support to the missions of the Warren Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital in patient care, medical education and neuroscience research.



Brown Urology


Brown Urology strives to provide the finest patient care in the area of urology, as defined by the optimal outcome for all its patients. The physicians at Brown Urology teach and train the next generation of urologists at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and actively provide services to their patients at Miriam Hospital and other locations throughout Rhode Island.



Brown Surgical Associates


Brown Surgical Associates is Rhode Island’s largest multidisciplinary surgical group. With over 50 surgeons, we provide state of the art care to Southern New England and have influenced care of national and international referrals.


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